This Day in Coast Guard History – June 11

Friday, June 11, 2010

1853 - Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, VA on 3 year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific

1927 - USS Memphis arrives at Washington, DC, with Charles Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, after his non-stop flight across the Atlantic

1944 - U.S. battleships off Normandy provide gunfire support.

1953 - Navy ships evacuate 20,000 Koreans from West Coast Islands to safety south of 17th parallel

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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